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The Girl Can't Help It (1956)

The Girl Can't Help It
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(45 ratings)
6.9 IMDB rating

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Starring (View all)
Tom Ewell

Tom Ewell

Tom Miller
Jayne Mansfield

Jayne Mansfield

Jerri Jordan
Edmond O

Edmond O'Brien

Marty 'Fats' Murdock
Julie London

Julie London

Herself
Ray Anthony

Ray Anthony

Himself
Barry Gordon

Barry Gordon

Barry the Paperboy
Henry Jones

Henry Jones

Mousie
John Emery

John Emery

Wheeler


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Frank Tashlin

Frank Tashlin

(screenplay) and
Herbert Baker

Herbert Baker

(screenplay)


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The Girl Can't Help It

2 years, 5 months ago at Mar 5 20:02
Sprinkled with a glossy coat of early rock and roll pioneers appearing for quick cameos, The Girl Can’t Help It takes aim at the music industry (namely the payola scandal), the 1950s obsession with breasts, and the deception of appearances. Moreover, with Frank Tashlin running the show, you know that the whole thing is going to be a slightly bonkers cartoon, like a “Merrie Melodies” turned f... read more
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Description: Often called the best rock 'n' roll film ever made, this high-powered, high-voltage comedy features music by Fats Domino, Little Richard and the Platters and introduces the world to a blonde bombshell named Jayne Mansfield. Mansfield is sensational as moll Jerri Jordan to Edmund O'Brian's Marty Murdock, the mobster determined to ma ... (more)
Release date: 1 December 1956
1956 (6), Comedy (5), 1950s (5), Musical (4), Gangster (3), Romance (3), Music (3), Rock 'n' Roll (2), Rock N Roll (1), 50s (1), Satire (1), Jayne Mansfield (1), Usa (1), Blonde Bombshell (1), Gangsters (1)
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The Girl Can't Help It

“Sprinkled with a glossy coat of early rock and roll pioneers appearing for quick cameos, The Girl Can’t Help It takes aim at the music industry (namely the payola scandal), the 1950s obsession with breasts, and the deception of appearances. Moreover, with Frank Tashlin running the show, you know that the whole thing is going to be a slightly bonkers cartoon, like a “Merrie Melodies” turned flesh-and-blood.

Tom Ewell, taking his character from The Seven Year Itch to its logical and insane conclusion, plays a drunken talent manager on a depressive spiral after a bad breakup who gets roped into a mobster’s scheme to turn his pneumatic but seemingly talentless girlfriend into a star. The basic structure of the film is similar to Born Yesterday, trading out that film’s quest” read more

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